We are planning a trip Feb 2012 and Costa Rica is one place we are considering. It seems affordable and lovely beaches. I was a little discouraged by the comment of the purse snatching in Cahuita. We aren't hard to please . We just want a nice beach, a clean hotel, some good restaurants and most important to be safe. Someone said they would recommend some better areas We aren't even familiar with the various areas but have heard Tamarindo mentioned alot. Is this a high tourist area?
Thanks for your input.